The Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby has been waiting for his chance to play in the NFL since he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014. When he finally got his chance, it didn’t go as planned.
Maxx Crosby is a defensive end for the Oakland Raiders. He was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of LSU, and he has been with the team since then.
Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders. Photo via Getty.
The defensive line of the Las Vegas Raiders is showing signs of life for the first time in a long time. This summer, the club acquired Yannick Ngakoue and just signed Gerald McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler. If they can put everything together, the group has a potential to be extremely strong this year.
Maxx Crosby is one guy who could benefit significantly from the additional talent on the defensive line. During his first season, he had a strong start, recording ten sacks. Last season, he dropped down a little and only had seven. With so much attention focused on Ngakoue, Crosby may have a big year. He feels the defensive line has improved significantly, but that they still have a lot to show.
Crosby stated last week, “I’m pumped up about the room.” “I’m tired of repeating that term, but we have a lot of potential.” It’s something I hear every year. I’m simply looking forward to going out there on Sundays and playing at a high level.”
Crosby is entering his third season and thinks he is now ready to reach his full potential.
“I’m tired of waiting,” he said. “All I want to be is the full-fledged Maxx Crosby that I imagined. As for me, I’m simply a leader. I believe that is a role in which I am comfortable. I believe that, like Coach Bradley, I can have a good impact by being a positive leader and a ball of energy. That is what I want to be, and I want to assist and lead the men.
“I don’t care whether I’m called ‘OK, Maxx is the leader,’ or anything. When I’m out there, I’m simply being myself and having a good time.”
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Crosby intends to cause a stir.
Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders.
It’s critical for the Raiders’ defensive line to create a pass rush now that new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has taken over and implemented a Cover 3 scheme. If they don’t, the defenders will starve to death. Crosby intends to make a significant impact this season.
Crosby said, “I want to be as disruptive as possible.” “That is exactly what I want to accomplish this year.”
Crosby has been a disruptive force in his first two seasons, but he can still become better. He wasn’t 100% healthy for the most of last season, so if he can maintain his body in good shape, he should be a lot more successful.
Crosby, according to Jon Gruden, leads the Raiders in effort.
Crosby has a lot of athletic ability, but that alone does not make him a successful player. He puts forth a lot of effort. Jon Gruden, the club’s head coach, thinks he works harder than anybody else on the squad.
“He motivates our employees to work more. Gruden said, “He does.” “You’re talking about a player that is in town for the offseason. I believe he was a resident of the institution. My vehicle has arrived, as has his. I pass by the facility and see that his vehicle is still parked there…
“He’s incredible,” says the narrator. He’s in fantastic condition. He can go all day, and I attempted to exhaust him today in the final exercise with a fourth-quarter pass rush, and he’s ready for the 15th round. He wants to continue fighting. He is one of my favorite people. I like his work ethic, and men look up to him.”
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